Morocco international Hakim Ziyech’s highly anticipated move to Saudi Arabia side Al-Nassr has unfortunately fallen through, as reported by standard.co.uk. Despite the initial excitement surrounding the transfer, sources at Al-Nassr have revealed that Ziyech and the club were unable to reach a final agreement on the terms of a three-year contract.
It remains to be seen if Al-Nassr will revive their interest in Ziyech later in the transfer window. Club officials are reportedly disappointed by the turn of events, especially with rumors of a failed medical adding to their frustration.
Ziyech, who has been deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge, could now find himself returning as a frustrated figure when Mauricio Pochettino’s squad begins pre-season. Chelsea were even willing to accept a relatively low fee from Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr to facilitate Ziyech’s departure from west London.
The winger, who was acquired from Ajax for £33 million in 2020, made 24 appearances last season, but a significant portion of those came from the bench. Despite his limited playing time, Ziyech still has two years remaining on his contract.
Ziyech had previously experienced disappointment in his attempts to secure a loan move to Paris Saint-Germain in January. However, Chelsea is now actively exploring alternative clubs as potential destinations for the talented Moroccan. Noni Madueke and Christopher Nkunku are among the recent signings aimed at filling the void left by Ziyech’s potential departure.
Meanwhile, Chelsea has also witnessed the departure of several key players during this transfer window. Edourd Mendy, Kai Havertz, Kalidou Koulibaly, and N’Golo Kante are just a few of the notable names that have left the club.
In conclusion, Hakim Ziyech’s move to Al-Nassr has unfortunately collapsed due to the inability to agree on contract terms. Chelsea will now be looking for alternative clubs to secure a new destination for the talented winger.